August 2013: Ruaha National Park & Kigelia camp: Four nights is not enough!

August 04, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

We had a wonderful time in Ruaha and the Kigelia camp in particular. Four nights were much too short. Molel the camp manager and our guide was brilliant. The kids adored him. He taught them the bao game. We have been to various safari destinations in Africa but Ruaha NP is definitely high in our top 3.

 

It is a beautiful national park with very few vehicles around so I don't think you can get much closer to a true authentic safari experience, far away from the crowds. Within minutes of arriving at the air strip we saw our first animals. A group of lions. What a great start!

 

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We spent most of our afternoon with four fighting giraffes which was an interesting spectacle to watch.

 

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It is hard to get a good giraffe photograph but in Ruaha I was successful a few times.

 

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After a wonderful night of sleep and a great bush shower and breakfast we headed with Mollel for our morning drive.  We came across this elegant but wounded cheetah. It seems that the large wound is not infected and is healing very well .

 

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Lots of elephants too.

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The lions of Ruaha are so beautiful.

 

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Ruaha is just so fantastic both from the scenery and the wildlife. I hope to return at some point.

 

Thank you Mollel and the rest of the team for such an amazing experience!

 

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